Author(s): Gonzalez M, Krueger T, Schaefer SC, Ris HB, Perentes JY, Gonzalez M, Krueger T, Schaefer SC, Ris HB, Perentes JY
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Abstract Benign mature teratomas are the most common type of germ cell tumors that arise in the anterior mediastinum. Intrapericardial teratomas are a rare manifestation of this tumor type, which are generally diagnosed during infancy because of the heart compression symptoms they produce. Here we report a rare case of intrapericardial mature teratoma that was incidentally discovered in an asymptomatic 51-year-old woman. 2010 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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